Friday, July 17, 2020

"Scooby-Doo!: WrestleMania Mystery" is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD! #CampWarnerBros

This week at camp - everyone’s favorite mystery-solving gang joins forces with WWE® in the action-packed animated movie - Scooby-Doo!: WrestleMania Mystery!

Campers can get out of the summer heat and into the kitchen (with the help of a grown-up) to fuel up for WrestleMania® with our tasty “Scooby Snack” recipe:

Allow campers to get creative with their culinary skills and test their taste buds Scooby-style by adding their own flair of ingredients to the mix! When shake shake shaking the mix – make sure to laugh, have fun with your campers and maybe even make up your own “Scooby Snack Shake Shake” dance in your kitchen! After all – camp is supposed to be silly – and fun!

Bring out the artist in your little ones as they bring the characters to life with these printable coloring pages!

About Scooby-Doo!: WrestleMania  Mystery:
When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania®, they convince the entire Mystery Inc. gang to travel to WWE City in the Mystery Machine to enjoy the show. But the trip quickly turns into another mystery as WWE City is full of secrets! A mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show and steal the championship title belt. With the help of WWE Superstars John Cena®, Triple H®, Sin Cara®, Brodus Clay®, AJ Lee™, The Miz®, Santino®,  and Kane® -  Scooby-Doo and The Mystery Inc. gang team up to solve the case before it is too late!

My thoughts:
We love Scooby-Doo! This movie made for a great afternoon movie! It's an hour and twenty minutes long. Just long enough to enjoy it, but short enough to keep mine and my three children's attention. The ghostly bear could be a tad scary for sensitive children. My kids were fine with it. But they've seen Scooby-Doo movies before! This movie was much more entertaining then the last few Scooby-Doo movies I've seen! Check it out!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

"Born to Play" Documentary Premieres on ABC on Saturday, July 18th! #BornToPlay #WomenTackleFootball

ON JULY 18, 2020

Documentary Highlights Women’s Tackle Football Team Boston Renegades

*Also available for streaming through ESPN app!

After earning rave reviews following the world premiere on ESPN, the acclaimed film that is winning audiences over will have its network premiere on ABC on Saturday, July 18th at 3pm ET. It will also be available for streaming through the ESPN app.

Directed by Viridiana Lieberman, the film is a love letter to the game, written by people who you never knew played. Until now. The film will air on later dates throughout the summer as well.

BORN TO PLAY spends a season with the Boston Renegades, a women’s tackle football team on the path to redemption after going undefeated but losing their championship the previous year. These unpaid athletes put their bodies on the line while maintaining full-time careers that support their lifelong dream... proving that football is for everyone. BORN TO PLAY shines a light on a team of remarkable women, ranging in age from 19-49, from a vast spectrum of backgrounds who dedicate their time, bodies and paychecks to pursue their passion for playing football.

“To step into this world and watch these women unapologetically create their own destiny in a sport that has yet to acknowledge them is crucial,” says Director/Producer Viridiana Lieberman. “It is my hope that this story will not only help shine a light on this team and this sport, but also add to a larger conversation of unity, agency and the power of perseverance in creating the world we want to live in.”

BORN TO PLAY marks Lieberman’s feature-length documentary directorial debut.  She previously edited the award-winning documentaries I AM EVIDENCE and THE SENTENCE, as well as LOVE THE SINNER and SPECIAL OLYMPICS: 50 YEARS OF CHANGING THE GAME. In addition, Lieberman wrote the quintessential book on women’s sports on film, "Sports Heroines on Film: A Critical Study of Cinematic Women Athletes, Coaches and Owners".

BORN TO PLAY had its world premiere on Wednesday, July 1st, and will now have its broadcast premiere on ABC on Saturday, July 18th at 3pm ET with additional rebroadcasts to follow.

BORN TO PLAY is produced by Theodora Dunlap, Sam Bisbee and Viridiana Lieberman and executive produced by Lance Acord, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, and Jon Bulette.

Known for high-quality feature and documentary films, Park Pictures produced the Emmy Award-winning feature documentary THE SENTENCE, which also took home the Audience Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and the upcoming film THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS, which premiered at Sundance in 2020. Feature films include the upcoming FAREWELL AMOR and THE LAST SHIFT, as well as previous titles HEARTS BEAT LOUD, THE HERO and ROBOT & FRANK. Over the past 9 years, Park Pictures has had 13 films featured in the Sundance Film Festival.

Social Media Info:

INSTAGRAM: @borntoplaymovie

TWITTER:  @borntoplaymovie


HASHTAGS: #BornToPlay #WomenTackleFootball

"MUPPETS Now" Premieres July 31st on Disney+!

Please see the below press release incorporating feedback from The Muppets Studio’s legal counsel, Joe the Legal Weasel.

Watch “Muppets Now” Video Call Trailer:




In preparation for the world premiere of the Muppets’ first-ever streaming show, “Muppets Now,”  Kermit the Frog will conduct a video chat to break the news that Disney+ has ordered six half-hour muppisodes premiering July 31. With a full roster of rotating guest stars, world-class production facilities, and pure unscripted mayhem, “Muppets Now” breaks new ground for the gang in their Disney+ debut.

“The Muppets are thrilled to be doing our first-ever unscripted show! It’s going to be extremely spontaneous and very surprising; almost as surprising as the fact that we ever actually used a script in the past.”

Kermit the Frog
“This is moi unfiltered, unexpurgated, and more unbelievably fabulous than ever. If you watch only one show on Disney+ ,you really should tune in more often. But whenever you watch, make it moi on Muppets Now.”

Miss Piggy
“For the first time ever, I’m working without a joke book, folks. It’s a new kind of totally improvised comedy I call ‘bare bear’! See what I did there? Ahh! Wocka! Wocka!”

Fozzie Bear
“I knew Muppets Now was coming to Disney+ but I did NOT know they wanted Muppets Now  NOW, as in right away, as in “doesn’t anybody give a warning around here’!? Gotta go upload those episodes pronto! Wish me luck; I’ll need it.”

This season’s celebrity guests include entertainers, comedians, chefs, and more. Fans won’t want to miss all-new improvised comedy segments from their favorite Muppets including Miss Piggy, Beaker, Camilla, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Kermit the Frog, Pepe the King Prawn, The Swedish Chef, Scooter, Uncle Deadly, among others.

Disney+ is the streaming home for the Muppets collection where “Muppets Now” will join an assortment of fan-favorite Muppet movies, series, and shorts.

Produced by The Muppets Studio and Soapbox Films, “Muppets Now” premieres Friday, July 31, streaming only on Disney+. New episodes will be released every Friday.

An All-New Season of National Geographic's "Weird But True" Premieres on Disney+ August 14th!



“Weird But True!,” from National Geographic, comes to Disney+ on Friday, August 14, and things this season get even weirder! Children’s entertainers and educators Charlie Engelman and Carly Ciarrocchi host the third season of the Emmy Award-winning series and this time, they’re embarking on even more imaginative and strange adventures to reveal surprising and interesting facts about the world.

Set both in studio and in the field, “Weird But True!” is a 13-episode series that integrates a mix of arts and crafts, unbelievable facts and real-life exploration. Whether hunting for dinosaur fossils, hiking volcanoes or flying planes, the science-loving duo inspires kids to get excited about the world around them.

This season, Charlie and Carly take a closer look at dinosaurs, national parks, trains, venomous animals, the solar system and more. The weekly series features guest appearances from Nat Geo Photographers and Explorers, including Anand Varma, who teaches Charlie and Carly the correct way to take the perfect photo, and professor and founder of SciStarter Darlene Cavalier, who describes how she is exploring new ways to connect people with science. Renowned astrophysicist Michio Kaku shows up this season as a special guest star, playing fictional character Buster Infinity of the Global Space Administration Interplanetary Expedition.

"Weird But True!" is a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award winner for the Best Educational and Informational Series. Executive Producer Tracy Rudolph Jackson won the 2018 Cynopsis Kids Imagination Award for Educational Series or Special for the series. Seasons one and two of “Weird But True!” are available now on Disney+.

“Weird But True!” is produced for Disney+ by National Geographic and Steve Rotfeld Productions. For National Geographic, Tracy Rudolph Jackson is executive producer. For Steve Rotfeld Productions, Steve Rotfeld is executive producer, and Stephanie Burns and Charlie Engelman are co-executive producers.



Acclaimed Filmmaker Don Hahn Directs 
Feature-Length Documentary

Disney+ announced today that the original documentary film “Howard” will premiere exclusively on the service on Friday, August 7, 2020. The film, which first premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, follows the captivating life story of Disney Legend and Academy Award®-winning Lyricist Howard Ashman.

Directed by Don Hahn (“Beauty and the Beast”), “Howard” is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.” Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, personal films and photographs, as well as interviews with Howard’s friends and family, the film is an intimate look at the Disney Legend’s life, his creative drive, and the process behind the music. Spanning his childhood in Baltimore, to his formative years in New York, and his untimely death from AIDS, “Howard” goes in-depth to explore his journey to become the lyricist behind some of the most beloved and well-known classic family films in the world.

“You may not know his name, but you sure know Howard Ashman’s music,” said Director, Writer and Producer Don Hahn. “He’s one of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century who helped to revitalize the American musical and re-energize Disney Animation. He left us a songbook that still lives on in us today, yet his personal story has never been fully told until now.”

The film features interviews with Ashman’s longtime musical collaborator Alan Menken, who also scored the film, Bill Lauch (Ashman’s Partner), Jodi Benson (“The Little Mermaid”), Paige O’Hara (“Beauty and the Beast”), Sarah Gillespie (Ashman’s Sister), and more.

Produced by Don Hahn and Lori Korngiebel at Stone Circle Pictures, “Howard” premieres Friday, August 7, streaming only on Disney+.


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Monday, July 13, 2020

"How the Deer Moon Hungers" Book Debut, Zoom Party, and #Giveaway! (7/15/2020)

How the Deer Moon Hungers by Susan Wingate 
Debuts On July 15th With A
Zoom Launch Party

Author Will Be Holding Contest With Winners Receiving Copies of Book

Author Susan Wingate announces that her award-winning and critically acclaimed novel, How the Deer Moon Hungers (ISBN - 979-8629230182, False Bay Books, 2020) will
debut on July 15, 2020. She will be hosting a Zoom launch party that day at 2 PM PT to 3 PM PT.

She will do a short reading from the book and do a question and answer session with fans. She will also be holding a contest drawing names from fans who submitted their names and email addresses with five winners receiving an autographed paperback copy of How the Deer Moon Hungers and ten receiving a free Kindle edition. The book giveaway is managed by software which tracks winners on contest participant point-based activity. After the giveaway ends, the software randomly selects winners based on all entrants’ point-based activity. Winners will be announced at the end of the book launch party around 2:55 PM PT.

How the Deer Moon Hungers won the Pacific Book Review Award for best fiction of 2020 and has been nominated for numerous awards. It has earned critical reviews from Foreword Clarion Reviews, The Book Commentary, Midwest Book Reviews, San Francisco Book Review, and many more. The eBook will retail at a promotional price between now and for the book launch on July 15th for only $3.99. The price will increase to the eBook’s regular price of $9.99 on July 16th.

“I am honored, proud, and ecstatic that How the Deer Moon Hungers is making its worldwide debut” said Susan Wingate, author of How the Deer Moon Hungers. “Writing the book was a labor of love and was a great process to write coming of age story that readers are falling in love with. I am super-excited to being doing the launch of Deer Moon on Zoom with readers around the world. My hope is that they enjoy the book and the festivities even if it must be done virtually.”

In How the Deer Moon Hungers, Mackenzie Fraser knows that her parents aren’t getting back together. Despite her attempts to shelter her seven-year-old sister, Tessa, from the truth, she cannot protect her from brutal realities. Then, on a trip into town, a drunk driver crashes into Tessa, killing her.

Because Mackenzie had marijuana in her possession when Tessa died, she is sentenced to eighteen
months in a juvenile detention center for intent to distribute. In detention, Mackenzie experiences
violence and sexual abuse, both from other girls and from staff members. Over the course of eighteen
months, she considers her relationships with her parents, her friend Gemma, and others affected by
Tessa’s death.

Susan Wingate is a #1 Amazon bestselling award-winning author of over fifteen novels. Susan writes
across fiction often setting her stories in the Pacific Northwest where lives in Washington State with her husband, Bob.

Susan Wingate is available for interviews from mid-July to the end of August 2020, either on the radio or virtually through platforms such as Zoom and Skype.

Additional information on Susan Wingate, How the Deer Moon Hungers and her other books may be
obtained at

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“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” – An all-new animated series from Lucasfilm – to Debut on Disney+ in 2021!!!

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” – An all-new animated series from Lucasfilm – to Debut on Disney+ in 2021

Today Disney+ ordered its next animated series from Lucasfilm, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” Fresh off of the critically-acclaimed series finale of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” the Disney+ original series will premiere on the streaming service in 2021.

The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch – a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army -- each possess a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.

“Giving new and existing fans the final chapter of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ has been our honor at Disney+, and we are overjoyed by the global response to this landmark series,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+.  “While the Clone Wars may have come to its conclusion, our partnership with the groundbreaking storytellers and artists at Lucasfilm Animation is only beginning.  We are thrilled to bring Dave Filoni’s vision to life through the next adventures of the Bad Batch.”

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is executive produced by Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Brad Rau (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Star Wars Resistance”) and Jennifer Corbett (“Star Wars Resistance,” “NCIS”) with Carrie Beck (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars Rebels”) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (“Star Wars Resistance”). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.